Cosafa Cup: Namibia, Angola set up final showdown on Sunday

The two sides have a chance to claim the region’s bragging rights

Namibia will face Angola in the final of the Cosafa Cup on Sunday after respective victories against Mozambique and Comoros on Friday.

Angola secured their place in the final for the first time since 2006 following a 2-1 win against Comoros and have eyes on the trophy they last laid their hands on in 2004.

The three-time champions went ahead after just three minutes when Keliano broke the deadlock before Depu took his tally in the competition to four midway through the first half with the second of the game.

Comoros have chance to finish with silverware

Comoros pulled one back late on when their all-time Cosafa Cup top scorer Ibroihim Youssouf converted a penalty with seven minutes to go, but it was too little too late, as Angola claimed the victory.

Comoros had more of the ball possession in the game but were not as clinical as Angola in front of goal.

The island nation, however, still have a chance to go home with some piece of silverware when they take on Mozambique in the third-place play-off in Sunday’s early kick off.

Namibia have goalkeeper Ndisiro to thank

It has been an impressive run for Comoros, who started with defeat, before back-to-back wins saw them top Group B and have already improved on their best finish at the tournament, the quarterfinals in 2019.

Namibia, meanwhile, needed the services of goalkeeper Kamaijanda Ndisiro who produced two saves in the post-match shootout to earn the Brave Warriors a 4-2 win over Mozambique following a goalless draw under the lights at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in the other semi-final.

Ndisiro saved penalties from Julio Carrelo and captain Dario Melo to keep the Warriors’ hopes of clinching only their second Cosafa Cup title alive, after winning it in 2015.

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